Strong images, but the story of the graphic novel is not convincing ? Great writing but the characters remain pale ? What story do you actually want to tell?
The focus of my work is exactly on that. I help characters to become alive and I look for the most compelling structure of the story. I am not advertising a particular dramaturgical model. Nevertheless skills of the trade are a prerequisite for developing a substance, for improving or even for saving it.
I offer workshops to publishers for their authors, I create individual reports and supervise authors in the development of their projects.
The costs of a workshop depend on the number of participants as well as on the preparation time. It usually takes 2-3 days. The daily rate is between 400 and 600 Euros.
The costs for an individual report I calculate as follows :
1. Basic editorial report
- Analysis with focus on linguistic, contextual and structural weaknesses of the text. The basic ideas of the author are not put in question.
- I submit the analysis and we discuss possible improvements.
Costs for the analysis:
up to 100 pages, 250 Euros
up to 200 pages, 350 Euros, etc.
(taken 1500 to 1800 characters per page.)
Meetings: 70 Euros per hour
2. Accompanying editorial report
Service: I analyse the text with special reference to the macrostructure:
Composition and dramaturgy of the arc of suspense
Characters and character constellations
Perspectives of narrative
Locations of narration
Logic of the plot
Text analysis with reference to the microstructure including:
Composition of the scene
Contradictions in the movements of the characters
Lack of justifications for actions
Unfavorable order of paragraphs and information
Communication difficulties and factual errors
Again I submit the analysis and we discuss possible improvements. There will be two further meetings , acompanying the ongoing work. The basic ideas of the author can be questioned, such as giving the course of the story a different direction.
Between 5 and 6 euros per page (taken 1500 to 1800 characters)